Sponsored links


Valid XHTML 1.0!
Valid CSS!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Adobe Photoshop CS One-on-One
Publisher: Deke Press
Authors:
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
King Deke's version of the "Bible" tames Photoshop


Deke McClellan is a gifted, inspiring and enthusiastic teacher with an astounding grasp of Photoshop in-an-outs. Better yet, he has the knack for presenting the material in an easy-to-comprehend pleasant manner without being either cloyingly clever or pedantic. The movies that introduce each chapter are a welcome extra to speed learning, and the image gallery is full and rich.

This book goes far deeper than a how-to tutorial; it also tells you the why's in informative, crisp yet thorough sidebars. Tough concepts like histograms, curves and the color wheel are turned into the helpmates they were intended to be. True, the pace may be a bit too fast for a complete newbie; but once you get familiar with the workspace (read his "Dummies" version) you'll do just fine - as I did.

This book rates not just 5-stars for content, but additional stars for presentation, excellent production on quality paper, and richness of educational aids. It's an incredible resource, patiently and lovingly put together by an author who cares more about giving and sharing than in rapid churning of hastily-written glossy books. You, in turn, must be motivated, and willing to spend some time, to get the most out of this awesome plunge into the depths of Photoshop.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: C# and the .NET Platform, Second Edition
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Andrew Troelsen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent book on C# and the .NET framework


I picked up your book "C# and the .NET Platform" at TechEd and spent several weeks reading different parts of the book. This is by far one of the best books I have ever read. I have loaned my book to several of my friends and recommended many others to buy it as the definitive guide to .NET and C#.
Congratulations to Andrew Troelsen on developing such great material.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference (2nd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Danny Goodman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
best dhtml book around


I think this book is amazing. I have a little experience with dhtml before I bought it but this book is a must have. It not only covers dhtml, but html and javascript. Compatability issues of each tag with different versions of IE and NN are also a plus. I also saved money by buying one book for these three subjects instead of three.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Hacker's Delight
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Henry S. Warren Jr.
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Reader's Delight


Early drafts of Dr Warren's book have circulated for several years samizdat style among a group of hardware, compiler and OS people at a large computer research lab. One copy in particular always sits about three feet from me. If the building were to catch on fire, you might very well hear shouts of "who's taking Hacker's Delight?" How do you determine, using the smallest number of instructions, if a word contains at least one zero byte? How do you transpose a bit matrix? Divide by 5? Count the number of ones in a word? Permute bits? Maybe you're smart enough to already know. Or perhaps you know someone else who does. For the rest of us there's Hacker's Delight. Some years back, in the course of building a large machine, we made a mistake that resulted in some very expensive rework. Just one particular paragraph in this book would have saved us an amount of money best not admitted in print. If you have Knuth on your shelf then there's a good chance that you'll want Hacker's Delight right next to it. And just in case life is getting too serious, there are some entertaining chapters on prime numbers and Hilbert curves, written so compellingly that you can't stop reading until the end. Highly recommended. If this book relates to the kind of work you do, then don't leave home without it.